Minneapolis 'break your leg' officer put on paid leave

A Minneapolis cop caught on video in March telling a teenage suspect, "If you f--- with me, I'm going to break your leg" has been placed on paid administrative leave, Fox 9 confirmed on Wednesday. Police leaders won't say what triggered the paid leave for officer Rod Webber, even several weeks into the investigation.

"Plain and simple, if you f--- with me, I'm going to break your leg before you get the chance to run. I'm being honest I don't screw around," the officer can be heard saying in the video to Hamza Jaylani.

Faysal Mohamed, 17, sent Fox 9 the video, which he also posted to his Twitter account. He said after playing basketball at the YMCA on Blaisdell Avenue in south Minneapolis with friends on March 18, police pulled them over. The four were placed in handcuffs and police searched their vehicle for about 45 minutes. They claimed they were being racially profiled, but now, one of them has been charged with stealing a car.

However, a source close to the investigation said the police dashcam video from the incident may have captured more concerning words than those heard in the video.

Minneapolis cop: 'If you f--- with me, I'm going to break your leg'

During the search, officers told them they were suspected of stealing a car. As it turns out, 18-year-old Liban Yusuf is now accused of stealing an Avis rental car from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport a few days earlier. He was charged in late April.

When Yusuf was charged, Minneapolis police were still searching for the alleged ring leader, 25-year-old Abdullahi Said, who told Yusuf he knew how to steal cars from the airport, charges said. The scheme included scraping the rental stickers off the vehicles and driving through the gated exit, telling the guard the vehicles belong to them. Said has now been charged in the incident along with Yusuf, and also for stealing a BMW X5 and a 328i from the same Avis lot the same morning, this time with Makail Mohamed, 26. Police have not confirmed if Said and Mohamed were with Yusuf during the recorded incident with the cop.

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